Liz Crawford | KPMG | AU

Liz Crawford

Head of Executive Search & Leadership Assessment, Executive Search & Selection

KPMG Australia

Assisting clients to find strong leaders to navigate the challenges of modern business is a key driver for Liz Crawford. She seeks out agile leaders motivated by innovation and collaboration. “We search in Australia and internationally, for people with appropriate leadership capabilities,” she says.

Liz has more than 17 years’ experience in international executive search and selection, leadership assessment and HR advisory services. Her early career in the publishing and commercial furniture/fit-out industries, equipper her with capabilities in start-ups, profit centre management, leadership and business growth. She joined KPMG in 2005 and became National Practice Leader of the Executive Search and Selection business in 2011.

Liz assists boards with the assessment and appointment of Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives from the Australian and international markets, and advises on leadership capabilities and capacity, and performance metrics for CEO and executive roles. She also works with senior executive teams to identify, attract, assess and select suitable executive and senior management candidates across most functions, and specialist roles. Her facilitation experience covers strategic planning days for client boards, as well as intensive mode delivery of MBA Strategy and Leadership modules for nearly 5 years.

Liz serves on the Asia Pacific and Middle East Council of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, the peak international body for executive search and leadership professionals. She is also on the board of Access Arts Inc, which pioneers opportunities for people living with disadvantage or disability to excel in the arts. Her time is further shared across family, friends, playing sport, travelling and working on her music and language skills.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Business Support Services Human Capital Management Management Consulting People and Change Professional and Business Services Recruitment Services Strategy Talent Management Talent acquisition

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & French), University of Pretoria, 1980

  • MBA, James Cook University (Brisbane), 2010

  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2014


  • Member of the Asia Pacific Council of the Association of Executive Search Consultants

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